Most office employees can only take 3,000 steps a day, which is less than recommended for the healthy lifestyle. Starting from this September, we take 10,000 steps a day to raise awareness for children with cerebral palsy, organized by Spastic Children's Foundation of Turkey, Australia, France, Netherlands and USA.
Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in infants and children. About 500,000 children under age of 18 currently have Cerebral Palsy and about two to three children out of every 1,000 have Cerebral Palsy. These children can walk, talk and got to school with treatment and special education with the continuity of rehabilitation.
The proceeds from STEPtember benefit Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF). Despite being the world’s most common lifelong physical disability and affecting 18 million people, cerebral palsy is one of the most underfunded conditions.
This event showed us how valuable the support is - that we will provide to our children with STEPtember this year.
Finveo employees voluntarily supported the "STEPtember" social responsibility project. During September, all employees from Finveo – from all around the world, took 10,000 steps daily at different events and activities in order to make a difference in the lives of the children and adults living with Cerebral Palsy. In addition, donation campaigns were organized to raise funds for the project.
STEPtember encourages participants of all fitness and ability levels to take 10,000 steps a day as part of teams of up to four, or as individuals. For each four-person team, that’s more than a million steps if everyone hits their daily goals — and they don’t have to be actual steps. More than 60 wide-ranging activities convert to steps — from dancing to hiking to rolling in a wheelchair.
IT’S EASY AND HELPFUL FOR EVERYONE
Being outside doing sport and other activities helps employees improve their health. Some benefits of these activities are:
- Increased physical activity lessens stress and improves mental health.
- Positive impact on employee health and general well-being.
- 10,000 steps a day is 10x what the average office worker takes — and it’s an even bigger difference with remote work.
- Positive impact on employee teamwork.
- Healthy employees are 3x more productive.
“We are really proud to be a part of STEPtember and contribute to create awareness on this important subject. This project not only helps children with Cerebral Palsy, but also highlights the importance of movement in daily routines.”
— Eda Ertugrul, Finveo Strategic Planning